Trees and Timber Level 2 Apprenticeship at Northumberland College
This qualification is part of the Apprenticeship in Trees and timber. An Apprenticeship is an excellent way to earn money whilst gaining hands on practical work experience. It is a work-related, competence-based qualification, and is designed for someone in work or who wishes to progress into work. It reflects the skills and knowledge needed to do a job effectively, and shows that you are competent in the area of work the qualification represents. If you've been employed in the industry for a while and don't have a formal qualification, an apprenticeship is an ideal route for you!
You will study a range of exciting units including Health and safety, Chainsaw use, Tree climbing operations, Plant Identification, Managing plants outdoors and processing arisings fronm tree work operations. The units are targeted at individual learner needs linked to the workplace so different options might be selected if required!
There are no specific prior achievements required to take this qualification, but a level 1 or level 2 in qualification in arboriculture or other land based topic might help. You need to be 16 years old or over to take this qualification.
Your progress will be assessed by a range of methods including practical assessments/ observations, written assignments, and identification tests. It has to be pointed out, that training is delievered by a combination of college attendance one day per week, which is linked to workbased assessment. Your Tutor and assessor will work with you and help you put together a workbased portfolio of completed work.
After completing the course you could progress to a level 3 qualification such as the Advanced apprenticeship in trees and timber, or an alternative level three qualification such as the Extended Diploma in Arboriculture
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northumberland College directly.